QuickBooks 2010 is now available. If you are not currently using an accounting software, now is a great time to kickstart for 2010. It's never too late or too early to start.
Here are a couple of areas to consider when getting started with QuickBooks:
1. Determine your start date. Are you going to be entering data for 2009 or starting January 2010? If entering for 2009, it will be good practice to have the repetitive nature of entering multiple months of data. You are going to need it for taxes in Spring anyway…so why not bite the bullet and get started compiling now?
2. You will need to have some basic information for setting up your company like name, address, tax id, type of business formation you are (S Corp, C Corp, Partnership, etc).
3. Training is key. Like any software, QuickBooks is user friendly, but training will shorten the timeline for comfort and accuracy. Lots of QuickBooks ProAdvisors offer group and individual onsite training and I encourage you to get some help so you won't have to redo any work.
4. QuickBooks for Dummies books are a great resource. Another site for QuickBooks resources is www.sleeter.com.
5. Get going – don't wait any longer. You are never too small or too big to need an accounting package. How can you possibly manage your business if you don't have an accurate accounting of where the money is coming from and going to?
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If you have any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com as I help clients kick start their finances all over the world. I'm here to help you understand your business financials better! Have questions? Feel free to post them and I'll respond!